The German midfielder was horribly exposed alongside a static Marouane Fellaini but he caused plenty of his problems himself.
On more than one occasion, Schweinsteiger was sloppy in possession, misplaced passes and he was left for dead by Julian Draxler for Wolfsburg’s second goal.
Paul Scholes criticised Schweinsteiger before the game saying he hasn’t done enough so far in a Man United shirt and this performance against Wolfsburg certainly won’t do anything to change that opinion:
Schweinsteiger is really struggling out there, Van Gaal needs to haul him off and end this nightmare
— Brettro Boomin (@CelebrettyBEL) December 8, 2015
Schweinsteiger not on form tonight , anytime I've watched him , he's never put a foot wrong #ChampionsLeague
— Skip (@Bateser95) December 8, 2015
Schweinsteiger has offered nothing in this game, surely it's only a matter of time before Carrick's on ?
— Steve Limb (@steve_limb) December 8, 2015
Schweinsteiger playing in a one man midfield.
— Mphatso (@JuanMphatso) December 8, 2015
Error after error after error by Schweinsteiger & Fellaini. Both having a match of their own.
— Lakshay Patney (@LakshayPatney) December 8, 2015
Schweinsteiger's been poor again tonight. Suprisingly Smalling's having his worst game of the season too.
— Lokesh Patel (@LokeshPatel91) December 8, 2015
Schweinsteiger sacrificed for Carrick? No sense at all #UCL
— Mcebo Binhoo Khoza (@Mcebinho) December 8, 2015
I was really disappointed with how Schweinsteiger played but feel his two worst performances – Arsenal and Wolfsburg – have both come when he plays without Morgan Schneiderlin. With the Frenchman alongside him, it allows Schweinsteiger to concentrate on what he does best rather than having all the added responsibilities around it.
That being said, there was so much against Wolfsburg which was avoidable and for a player of Schweinsteiger’s experience, he shouldn’t have made a lot of those mistakes and will be frustrated with how he played back in his home country Germany.